Did you know for every tax dollar Jackson County collects, just a few cents goes toward funding County government and the services it provides? Typically, just 7 cents - give or take a penny - for every dollar the Collection Department collects is put toward the County's General Fund.
Jackson County collects taxes for several different taxing entities, other than the County.
How your taxes are dispersed depends on a few factors, such as the community and school district in which you live. The highest percentage - generally more than 55% - of the property tax a person pays is for their local school district.
The other entities for which the County collects taxes include but are not limited to libraries, Metropolitan Community Junior College, fire and water districts and various funds, such as the Mental Health Fund, the Missouri Blind Pension and the Handicapped Workshop.